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by Josh Taylor · Posted 10/30/2023
Many experienced photographers think of fast moderate telephoto lenses, as “portrait lenses” because so many professional portrait photographers rely on them. Lenses in the 85-105mm focal length range with maximum apertures between f/1.4 and f/2.8 can capture frame-filling headshots and head-and-shoulders portraits at moderate shooting distances, thus minimizing apparent perspective distortion—the dreaded “big-nose effect”—in close-ups. And they deliver very shallow depth of field at their widest apertures, creating compelling pictorial
by Todd Vorenkamp · Posted 10/30/2023
I recently had an appointment with Dr. Google that culminated in a self-diagnosis of Raynaud’s disease. I wanted to find the best “photography gloves” for my condition so that I can keep shooting through the cold of winter, but with so many options, I was immediately left adrift in a cold sea. All my life, my hands and feet
Sigma's 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary is the perfect lens for hybrid shooters working with APS-C cameras. Vloggers and photographers will enjoy its small form factor and wide f/2.8 aperture. Watch to learn all about it. Will you be adding this lens to your kit? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
The NIKKOR Z 600mm f/6.3 VR S offers Nikon users another super-telephoto lens from its comprehensive lineup. How does this differ from its f/4 counterpart, as well as the NIKKOR Z 180-600 f/5.6-6.3? Nick Brigadier takes the Nikon NIKKOR Z 600m f/6.3 VR S out for a spin to test its wildlife and portrait-photography capabilities. 0:00 - Introduction and Key Specs 0:39 - Detailed Specs, Sample Photos, and Video 3:06 - This Lens vs. NIKKOR Z 180-600 f/5.6-6.3 vs. NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 3:47 -
From landscapes to vlogs, Tamron's 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD for Sony E-Mount is a versatile lens that covers a unique focal length. In this video, Sam Fuller takes the lens out for a spin. 0:00 - Introduction 0:36 - Specs 2:24 - Final Thoughts What is your impression of Tamron's 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD lens? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Join Erika Huse as she packs her filmmaking gear into Nanuk’s 935 Hard Case and N-PVD Backpack, using Nanuk’s N-Cubik ecosystem. With this system, Nanuk's internal organizers and tech pouches integrate with Nanuk’s hard cases and bags seamlessly. 0:00 - Introduction 1:05 - 935 Hard Case 13L, 13M, and
by Todd Vorenkamp · Posted 10/10/2023
The neutral density (ND) filter is one of those tools that should be in almost every photographer’s camera bag. However, ND filters are mysterious to some, and many folks just don’t understand how, where, and when to use them. Beyond that, manufacturers seem to vary in their preferences as far as how they name ND filters—adding to the confusion. In this article, let us navigate the world of the ND filter together and see if we can make sense of the
Nikon married the old and the new this week with the announcement of an addition to the Z-series lineup, the Nikon Zf. The Zf has a retro-inspired look reminiscent of the Nikon FM2 but with all the modern convenience of the Z6 II, and then some. Nikon Zf The Zf features a 24.5 MP full-frame sensor, just like the Z6 II, but
by Cory Rice · Posted 07/31/2023
Traveling with expensive, delicate photo equipment is stressful. No photographer enjoys entrusting someone else—let alone airport security—with their gear, but sometimes you don't have a choice. Fortunately, Pelican's Air series includes a trio of hard cases for travelers seeking a smart balance of size, weight, and strength. Since its launch in 2016, Pelican's Air series has grown to include well over a dozen cases of all sizes for a variety of purposes. This review focuses on the three cases designed for air travel: the
by Cory Rice · Posted 07/24/2023
I needed a new camera bag. More specifically, I needed a new camera bag that didn’t look like a camera bag. Not something to carry all my gear—just a mirrorless camera with short tele attached, a 13" laptop, a few books, lunch, and other daily sundries. A commuter camera bag? A hybrid camera bag? Whatever you want to call it, my new bag needed to blend in on the subway and rest comfortably on my lap should I be lucky enough to score a seat. A
by Bjorn Petersen · Posted 07/18/2023
Like a painter mastering realism before advancing to abstraction, photographers benefit greatly from learning to shoot film before moving to digital. Stark black-and-white images can swiftly and brutally reveal a weak composition. And shooting with film teaches photographers to be thoughtful about what subjects are worth one of their precious 36 frames. Beginning with black-and-white film helps creates a visually articulate and well-rounded shooter. Which is why many universities have stuck to the practice, despite our entrenchment in a
by Todd Vorenkamp · Posted 06/20/2023
Our lives are marked by firsts: First love, first car, first marriage, first kid, first heartbreak, and first camera (hopefully, not in that order). For many generations of photographers, that first “real camera” was the Pentax K1000. Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp Early models of the Pentax K1000 feature
by Todd Vorenkamp · Posted 03/27/2023
The professional-grade OM SYSTEM OM-1 made a huge splash upon its arrival—single-handedly reviving the Micro Four Thirds market. Following up on that high bar is the OM SYSTEM OM-5 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, representing OM SYSTEM’s
OM SYSTEM has announced a 2x telephoto macro built for the field: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Featuring a 180mm equivalent focal length, 5-axis image stabilization, and IP53 weather sealing, the new lens was made for macro photographers longing to get up close and personal with nature.